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List of State Senators From LD31

Senator Party affiliation Residence Years in Office Notes
Leland R. Hall Democratic Roseland 1937-1941 Served in Nebraska Senate 1935-1937
Harry E. Bowman Republican Hastings 1941-1943 Died in Office
Harry F. Russell Republican Hastings 1944-1945
Fred Seaton Republican Hastings 1945-1949
W. Halsey Bohlke Republican Hastings 1949-1951 Father-in-law of Ardyce Bohlke (LD33, 1991-2001).
Richard Marvel Republican Hastings 1951-1955
Kathleen Foote Republican Axtell 1955-1959 First woman elected to Unicameral.
Richard Marvel Republican Hastings 1959-1965 Redistricted to LD33
Arnold J. Ruhnke Independent Plymouth 1965-1969 Redistricted from LD22
Willard Henry Waldo Republican DeWitt 1969-1973
James Dickinson Republican Millard 1973-1977
Neil Simon Democratic Omaha 1977-1981
Steve Wiitala Democratic Omaha 1981-1983
Gordon McDonald Democratic Omaha 1983-1984
Jerry Chizek Democratic Omaha 1984-1993
Kate Witek Republican Omaha 1993-1999 Elected State Auditor in 1998.
Mark Quandahl Republican Omaha 1999-2005 Appointed by Gov. Mike Johanns. Elected in 2000.
Rich Pahls Republican Omaha 2005-2013 Term-Limited
Rick Kolowski Democrat Omaha 2013-Present